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Downtown Bend Library

Downtown Bend

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Sunday12:005:00
Monday9:009:00
Tuesday9:009:00
Wednesday9:009:00
Thursday9:009:00
Friday9:006:00
Saturday9:006:00

601 N.W. Wall Street
Bend, OR 97703

Phone: (541) 617-7050
Fax: (541) 617-7083

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The Downtown Bend Library was designed by Thomas Hacker and Associates of Portland, Oregon. The two-story, 38,855-square-foot library opened in 1998 and features exposed beams and high ceilings, complemented with eastward-facing windows, looking over Bend’s civic square.

The library’s large children’s area, located on the ground floor, includes an interactive Early Learning Space. You’ll also find a large community space, the Brooks Room, on the first floor that hosts story times for children as well as cultural programs for teens and adults. The second floor of the library houses teen and adult print and digital materials, as well as public computers, a meeting room, and reading and study spaces. Rotating art exhibitions reflect the talent of the local community. Free WiFi is available throughout the building.

Upcoming Events

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  • Nov 18 2019

    9:00 AM - Monday - Brooks Room

    Join the Writer's Collective of Central Oregon and your fellow writers for quiet writing time at the Library. Come when you can, leave when you want.

    Bring personal work, read a book, or answer emails. Enjoy the focus of a quiet space with the benefit of others' company for motivation.

    Free, open network WiFi available.

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  • Nov 18 2019

    10:00 AM - Monday - Second Floor North Tutor Room

    Free 30-minute walk-in social service consultations to connect to housing, medical and mental health resources and more. For more information visit: www.thrivecentraloregon.org

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  • Nov 19 2019

    10:30 AM - Tuesday - Brooks Room

    An active storytime with stories, songs & movement rhymes. 18-36 mo.

    Toddlers like to move so this storytime features not only the best stories, but plenty of participation through songs and action rhymes. Your child will be introduced to letter sounds, vocabulary, and the fun of interacting with you and others. 25 min.

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  • Nov 19 2019

    11:30 AM - Tuesday - Brooks Room

    A gentle storytime for infant and caregiver. 0-18 mo.

    Babies need to hear stories, right from the beginning. You and your little one will join other families and hear very simple stories, songs and rhymes that will help to build a love of books and words. Only 15 minutes long!

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  • Nov 19 2019

    1:30 PM - Tuesday - Brooks Room

    Stories, songs, rhymes, crafts to develop early literacy skills. 3-5 yrs.

    Early literacy skills to get your child ready to learn to read are the focus of these storytimes. You and your child will hear great stories while also becoming more familiar with letter sounds, rhyming, vocabulary, and print. Plus there will be directions to follow, which will help prepare for kindergarten. 30 min.

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  • Nov 19 2019

    2:30 PM - Tuesday - Meyer Classroom * Registration Required

    Interact with a webpage.

    Play with the web programming languages HTML, CSS and JavaScript in a low stress, friendly environment. Learn more about your computer and how it works and build your confidence.

    •In Part I, participants will create a simple web page using HTML.
    •In Part II, participants will use CSS to add style to the simple web page created in part I.
    •In Part III, participants will add interactive features to their web page using JavaScript.

    This workshop is intended for beginners and will follow RailsBridge curriculum. No prior knowledge is required. Registration is required.

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  • Nov 19 2019

    5:30 PM - Tuesday - Meyer Classroom

    Receive confidential business planning with a SCORE mentor.

    Avoid time-consuming and costly mistakes by learning from someone who has "been there, done that." SCORE business counselors will be available from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. for free one-on-one small business counseling. Individuals who operate or wish to start small businesses can discuss business planning, organization and start-up, finance, marketing and other critical business issues with SCORE volunteers in private, confidential sessions. No appointment necessary.

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  • Nov 19 2019

    6:30 PM - Tuesday - Brooks Room

    Are you busy during the day? Come to our evening storytime, and bring the whole family! We'll have stories and activities aimed at the early learning needs of 0-5 year olds. Wear your pajamas, if you want to!

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  • Nov 20 2019

    9:30 AM - Wednesday - Brooks Room

    An active storytime with stories, songs & movement rhymes.
    18-36 mo.

    Toddlers like to move so this storytime features not only the best stories, but plenty of participation through songs and action rhymes. Your child will be introduced to letter sounds, vocabulary, and the fun of interacting with you and others. 25 min.

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  • Nov 20 2019

    10:30 AM - Wednesday - Brooks Room

    A gentle storytime for infant and caregiver. 0-18 mo.

    Babies need to hear stories, right from the beginning. You and your little one will join other families and hear very simple stories, songs and rhymes that will help to build a love of books and words. Only 15 minutes long then stay and play

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  • Nov 20 2019

    12:00 PM - Wednesday - Second Floor North Tutor Room

    Free 30-minute walk-in social service consultations to connect to housing, medical and mental health resources and more. For more information visit: www.thrivecentraloregon.org

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  • Nov 20 2019

    1:30 PM - Wednesday - Brooks Room

    drop in for games, DIY projects, writing; something different each week! ages 6-11

    This week build with clay + more!

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  • Nov 20 2019

    3:00 PM - Wednesday - Meyer Classroom

    Games, DIY projects, writing; something different each week! Open to all middle and high school students. Our Tinker Cart with assorted supplies will always be available in addition to the week's planned activity.

    November 20: DIY Buttons and Bookmarks. Use our button making machine and collage supplies to create your own unique pins and bookmarks

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  • Nov 20 2019

    5:15 PM - Wednesday - Second Floor * Registration Required

    Free 30 minute consultations with local lawyers.

    Advance registration for appointments opens at 9 a.m., 13 days prior to the date. Advance registration does not guarantee the time of appointment, which run every half hour from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

    All registrants must arrive by 5:15 p.m. to secure their spot and receive their appointment time, which can be any time between 5:30 and 7 p.m. If you are not here by 5:15 p.m., your appointment will be forfeited.

    If any walk-in spots are available they will be awarded by lottery at 5:15 p.m.

    Spanish interpreters are available with advance notice. Request when registering or call: 541-617-7057.

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    Consultas gratis de 30 minutos con abogados locales. Interpretación en español estará disponible con aviso por adelantado. Indique si necesita un intérprete al registrarse o llame al 541-617-7057.

    Registración por adelantado para citas se abre a las 10 a.m., 13 días antes de la fecha. La registración por adelantado no garantiza el horario de la cita. Las citas se realizan cada media hora de 5:30 a 7:30 p.m.

    Todos los solicitantes deben llegar a las 5:15 p.m. para asegurar su lugar y recibir su horario de cita, que puede ser entre las 5:30 y las 7 p.m. Si no está aquí a las 5:15 p.m., perderá su cita.

    Si hay cupos disponibles para personas sin cita, se entregarán por sorteo a las 5:15 p.m.

    *ls*

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  • Nov 20 2019

    5:30 PM - Wednesday - Meyer Classroom

    Bring your fresh or unfinished project to work alongside others at DPL's monthly sewing circle.

    The crafty community of Central Oregon is invited to bring both their fresh and unfinished projects to work on alongside others, as well as a skilled professional to help answer questions if needed. All participants must be fairly self-sufficient with the skills needed to work on their chosen project, whether machine or hand sewing.

    Everyone must bring all needed tools and materials for their projects (sewing machines, fabric, scissors, etc.). Irons and ironing boards will be provided.

    Allison Murphy has been sewing for 30 years, 10 of which have been in Bend for her business utilitu sewing + design, which focuses on creating custom and original designs, alterations and repairs, and teaching sewing classes to all ages of learners. She is a founding organizer of the Rubbish Renewed Eco Fashion Show (a yearly fundraiser for REALMS Schools since 2010), and helped create the High Fiber Arts Symposium (with Scalehouse in 2016). Allison lives with her husband and two children, along with cats and pigs, with dreams of being off grid in the future (yes, she has a treadle sewing machine for when that time comes).

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  • Nov 20 2019

    6:00 PM - Wednesday - Brooks Room * Registration Required

    SCORE small business workshop: Introduction to Digital Marketing

    Do you want to get your new business off to a fast start? Are you ready to take your existing business to the next level? Not sure how to use social media, email, and your web site for effective marketing results? Join fellow entrepreneurs and SCORE mentors to learn from Sami Bedell-Mulhern of H & E Marketing Solutions how the latest digital marketing strategies can help you grow your business. The session is free, but registration required. Contact the Downtown Bend Library at 541-617-7080 for more information and registration.

    SCORE is a nonprofit association dedicated to educating entrepreneurs and helping small businesses start, grow, and succeed nationwide. They are a resource partner with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and have been mentoring small business owners for more than forty years. For more information about Central Oregon SCORE please visit their web site at centraloregon.score.org.

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  • Nov 21 2019

    9:30 AM - Thursday - Brooks Room

    An active storytime with stories, songs & movement rhymes.
    18-36 mo.

    Toddlers like to move so this storytime features not only the best stories, but plenty of participation through songs and action rhymes. Your child will be introduced to letter sounds, vocabulary, and the fun of interacting with you and others. 25 min.

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  • Nov 21 2019

    10:30 AM - Thursday - Brooks Room

    Tiempo de cuentos interactivo con canciones, rimas y manualidades. Edades 0-5.Traiga a todos su pequeñitos a este tiempo de cuentos que ofrece libros para bebés, niños pequeños y preescolares. Todos aprenderán lo divertido que es el tiempo de cuentos con oportunidades para cantar, participar en rimas de movimiento y ser creativos con manualidades. Duración: 25 minutos.
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  • Nov 21 2019

    11:30 AM - Thursday - Brooks Room

    Movement and stories to develop skills. 3-5 yrs.

    Movement and literacy skills are closely connected. Your child will hear stories that include singing, and will have the chance to dance, play musical instruments and build motor skills. 30 min.

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  • Nov 21 2019

    2:30 PM - Thursday - Meyer Classroom

    Practice computer skills! Problem-solve with staff! Find answers to your e-reader questions! Free and open to the public. Use a library computer or bring your own. No registration required.

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  • Nov 21 2019

    7:00 PM - Thursday - Brooks Room

    Analyze the ethics of media in today's digital world.

    When fourteen instructors and administrators from across the disciplines gathered to shape curriculum for Oregon State University’s new Applied Journalism Program, one concern emerged across the board: how do we best educate our students on the interplay of law and ethics in an intensely digitized and globalized world? How to account for political and cultural difference while encouraging time-honored principles? What tools might we use to help students develop their own critical stance concerning media law and media ethics...which by nature will always be subjective until they become legally mandated? In this multimedia presentation, Applied Journalism coordinator Jillian St. Jacques analyzes the arduous and rewarding task of building a course in media law and ethics for today’s rapidly digitizing world, where “traditional” stances on accuracy and truth are not only being placed in question, but sometimes thrown completely out the window in the bid for increased hits, likes, laughs and revenue.

    Jillian St. Jacques is a senior instructor and coordinator of Applied Journalism at Oregon State University. His research interests and publications include essays and articles on media studies and adaptation in literature and the arts. Central to Jillian’s teaching and research is the ongoing university-wide commitment to fostering community debate on issues of difference, power and discrimination. His recent publications include "Adaptation Theories," a collection of scholarly works on contemporary adaptation theory, essays and articles in Literature/Film Quarterly, The Journal of Visual Culture, and Afterimage: The Journal of Media Arts and Cultural Criticism. His journalism has appeared in the Durango Herald, Canandaigua’s Daily Messenger and The Greece Post. He is currently working on a novel that examines his experiences hunting in Oregon and his life as a transsexual performance artist in San Francisco.

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  • Nov 22 2019

    10:30 AM - Friday - Brooks Room

    Stories, songs, rhymes, crafts to develop early literacy skills. 3-5 yrs.

    Early literacy skills to get your child ready to learn to read are the focus of these storytimes. You and your child will hear great stories while also becoming more familiar with letter sounds, rhyming, vocabulary, and print. Plus there will be directions to follow, which will help prepare for kindergarten. 30 min.

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  • Nov 22 2019

    2:00 PM - Friday - Second Floor North Tutor Room

    Free 30-minute walk-in social service consultations to connect to housing, medical and mental health resources and more. For more information visit: www.thrivecentraloregon.org

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  • Nov 24 2019

    2:00 PM - Sunday - Brooks Room

    Hear the winners of The Source’s Annual Poetry Contest read.

    The Source Weekly’s annual poetry issue hits stands Nov. 21, featuring the winners from the Source poetry contest! On Nov. 24, winners from the contest, along with faculty and judges from OSU-Cascades will read from their works.

    Judges for the 2019 Contest are:

    Jenna Goldsmith, PhD is Interim Director of the OSU Cascades MFA Program.

    Irene Cooper is a poet living in Bend, Oregon.

    Brigitte Lewis is Founding Editor/Executive Editor of Utterance Press, an online literary journal. She is an Alum of OSU Cascades.

    This event is a partnership between OSU-Cascades, the Deschutes Public Library and the Source Weekly newspaper. Light refreshments will be served, courtesy of OSU Cascades.

    To enter the contest: Find the complete rules at bendsource.com, and then submit your poems between Oct. 3 and Nov. 1 to: editor@bendsource.com. Questions? Email editor@bendsource.com.

    A cash prize* will be awarded to the first, second, and third place winners.
    *cash prize in form of Visa Gift Cards

    Honorable mentions for fourth and fifth place will also be invited to read their works.

    Find out more information here: https://www.bendsource.com/bend/source-poetry-contest-2019/Content?oid=11277295 *fbl*

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